February 19, 2016
February 19, 2016
Gennady Golovkin

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UNDEFEATED middleweight Dominic Wade insists he isn’t scared of facing Gennady Golovkin on April 23.

The 25-year-old Maryland native became Golovkin’s mandatory challenger after former No 1 challenger Tureano Johnson suffered a shoulder injury.

Though most have written him off against the Kazakh wrecking ball, who will be defending his IBF and WBA titles, Wade remains confident.

“April 23 is going to be a big day for me, a life changing event,” he said.

“I’m prepared. I’m ready. I’m just coming there to do what I have to do. I’m definitely hungry. I definitely want the titles. When my manager called me and told me about the fight I was excited. I could have run 30 miles right there. It’s gonna be a show. I ain’t scared.”

Currently on a 21 fight stoppage streak, Golovkin has struggled to tempt big names into the ring with him.

His manager, Jerry Vines, revealed that Wade didn’t hesitate for a second when the fight was offered to him – though he did have one question.

“I called him up and asked him if he wanted the fight and he said, ‘Hell, yeah! Is it for his titles?'” he said.

“We made this fight in a week, which means everyone was committed.”